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Two-dimensional Design; Exploring object/shape relationships with letterforms,
Micron Marker, illustration board, canson paper,
6” X 6”
2023
Two Dimensional Design: Creating color palate through mixing and designing pattern project
acrylic paint, bristol board, illustration board, inspiration images,
Various dimensions
2023
Online Drawing, I: Linear perspective
charcoal on rag paper
18” X 25”
2023
Drawing II; Still life perspective
charcoal on rag paper
“24 X 36”
2023
Drawing I; Texture and Reflection
charcoal on rag paper
24" X 36"
2023
Drawing II; Visual narratives organic objects
charcoal on rag paper
24" X 36"
2023
Drawing II; Isometric perspective
colored pencil on lennox paper
18” X 25”
2023
Drawing II; Personal Narrative
Colored pencil on paper
55” X 40”
2023
Drawing II; Personal Narrative Drawing
Pastel on Strathmore
32” X 20”
2023
Drawing II; Honor’s Visual Narrative Assignment
Adobe Illustrator
800” X 1280”
2023
Drawing II; Campus wide installation project
limited to butcher paper, scissors, tape
Various dimensions
2023
Painting I; Value Still Life
Acrylic on Arches Paper
25” x 22
2023
Painting I; Dry Brush technique Still Life Study
Acrylic on Wood Panel
6” X 6”
2023
Painting I; Impasto technique Plein Air Evening Landscape
Acrylic on Arches Paper
22” x 30”
2023
Painting I; Glaze technique Plein Air Day Landscape
Acrylic on Arches Paper
22” x 30”
2023
Painting II; Personal Narrative Figure Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
55” X 40”
2023

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My teaching philosophy goal centers on affecting students understanding and eventual value in the subject of art. I provide instruction based on a model consisting of three components: visual analysis, art production and critical/historical analysis. Within this model, the student’s individual growth is supported.

I emphasize the mastery of technical skill along with the development of a cohesive and conceptual visual language, for students to gain confidence in their work and themselves. Creating a learning environment that values cultural and social differences, recognizes divergent learning styles, and encouragement adds to the enrichment of the student’s skill sets.

This type of learning environment requires interactive participation between my students and myself. Making students responsible for individual learning and personal demonstrations of competence empowers students in their own development.

In addition, I have advised, mentored, and worked with students through various programs and clubs to create campus wide and community-based activities to promote the understanding and engagement of the arts through student exhibitions, art publications, art film series and symposiums. My involvement in these activities with my students aims to develop their awareness of their own powers as artists to engage and connect with the world around them.

One of my many passions in education is cultivating the understanding of visual literacy and visual design communication skills. I am currently a Humanities Mellon Collaborative UTEP-EPCC fellow to strengthen my five years collaborate research which provides outreach education about the connections between visual culture and its philosophical implications. Empowering students and faculty with the tools to decipher and reflect on the western art historical record as image makers. This current project continues my advocacy for art education in the 21st century. Working to empower students as visual communicators who can connect research abilities, social responsibilities, and pragmatic work to deliver content via multiple applications of visual systems.